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How One College Successfully Meets the Need for Trained Manufacturing Hands

One obstacle to training the next generation of machine operators and engineers is exposing them to the variety of machine types and controls they are likely to encounter when they are hired. A community college in Illinois has the answer—training m...

New Talent, New Services Build on Solid Foundation

At Superior Tooling, scientific mold sampling is a natural extension of a scientific mold manufacturing process. Meanwhile, the company is more excited than ever about a new apprenticeship program.

"Your Career CAN Make a Difference" Video Hits Home at NPE

Our "MoldMaking Matters: Your Career Can Make a Difference" video project with Creative Technology, NyproMold, AMBA, SPI and SPE's Mold Making and Mold Design Division, makes its debut at NPE2015. Attendees and exhibitors grab DVDs and manuals to sh...

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Not Just a CNC Degree

A relationship with a local employer allowed Rock Valley College to create a 21st-century model for manufacturing instruction. That was good, because for this school’s manufacturing program, the 20th century did not end well.

Youngstown Congressman on the Skills Gap and Additive Manufacturing

Rep. Tim Ryan describes the challenge of attracting manufacturing’s next generation, as well as the promise of the technology that this generation is likely to put to use.

Does This School Have the Formula for Manufacturing Education?

A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business. Students make parts for paying customers. The program is thriving, cash flow is strong, and local manufacturers can now hire recent graduates who already have experi...

Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today

A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

Lights, Camera ... Cycle Start

A new show dramatically portrays real-life manufacturing and CNC machining. The pilot episode is now playing.

Telling the Mainstream about Manufacturing

How do we reach the next generation of manufacturing employees? One machine tool company succeeds with local efforts. Meanwhile, “C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.–Now!” seeks to go national.

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